Yinxian Resort

The picturesque Yinxian Resort is situated in the Licheng Development Zone, 15 kilometers (about 9 miles) away from Dongguan City. 'Yinxian' means 'the place where a worthy person lives in a secluded life'. The resort was built to commemorate the wise official, Li Juesi, from the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). He was quite a high-minded person and wrote many books that are significant in Guangdong. The resort construction, covering an area of over 500,000 square kilometers (more than 124 acres), is based around the former residence of Li Juesi on Yinxian Mountain. Influenced by the local landscape and historical sites, this resort is an integration of charming natural scenes, traditional Chinese culture and several modern amusements.

The uninterrupted mountains and vigorous dense trees endow the resort with attractive natural scenes. The many historical buildings and cultural sites reveal a flavor of antiquity, most of which relates to Buddhism. At the foot of the mountain, there is a statue of the Maitreya Buddha's human form. It is 15 meters high (about 49 feet).The potbellied statue always displays an exaggerated big smile. On the top of the mountain, stands the largest white marble statue of Kwan-yin (the Goddess of Mercy) in China. With a height of 29 meters (about 95 feet), this 2,000 ton white marble carving of the Kwan-yin in a sitting position, appears very solemn and holy. Further down the mountainside there is the Yinxian Temple which overlooks a beautiful green lake. In an area of 130,000 square meters (about 32 acres), the temple includes four majestic main halls and some associated halls and chambers. Every year, many Buddhist activities are held, so the Temple is quite a thriving place.

The most representative building in the resort is the former residence of Li Juesi. It is named the Wancui Residence, also called the Li Juesi Memorial. The residence is of a simple and archaic design with the architectural style of the Ming Dynasty. The decoration and furnishings are kept in their original form. So, it not only reveals to people the life led by this virtuous figure, but also shows the secluded life of those times.

Unlike other historic sites, the Yinxian Resort also boasts many modern features. Here, the music fountain shows innovativeness. By employing different combinations of light and water, the fountain can show various forms. What is interesting is that the traditional Chinese figure of Bagua (The Eight Diagrams) is added within the fountain. Every day, there are more than five acrobatic and animal performances. What is more, the resort also provides barbecues for tourist groups; people could enjoy the delicious food while watching the excellent shows.

Admission Fee: CNY 90 (including 16 amusement items)
CNY 45 for children between 1.2 - 1.5M
free for children under 1.2 M and the elderly people over 70 years old
Opening Hours: 08:00 - 18:00
Bus Route: Take Bus 2, 4, 16 or A1 from Changping Long-distance Bus Station and get off at Yinxian Resort

Performance Schedule for Happy Valley (to view dances, acrobatics, folk-custom...)
Date Daytime (free) Night time
Monday to Friday 10:30 - 11:00; 14:30 - 15:30 20:15 - 21:15 (CNY 10)
Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays 10:30 - 11:00; 13:30 - 14:30; 15:30 - 16:30 20:15 - 21:30 (CNY 15)
Performance Schedule for Small Pig Diving (to view animal performances)
Date Daytime (free) Night time
Monday to Friday 11:00 - 11:30; 13:00 - 13:30; 16:00 - 16:30 19:30 - 20:00 (CNY 5)
Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays 10:00 - 10:30; 12:00 - 12:30; 14:00 - 14:30; 16:00 - 16:30 19:30 - 20:00 (CNY 10)
- Last updated on Jul. 12, 2023 -
Questions & Answers on Yinxian Resort
Asked by Nirudh from HONGKONG | Jun. 13, 2023 18:30Reply
How to reached yinxian resort from HongKong? Thanks
Answers (3)
Answered by Sarah | Jun. 14, 2023 19:37

You can take a bullet train from Hong Kong West Kowloon Station to Changping Railway Station, which is only about 2-3 km to the resort. Upon getting off from the train, you can easily get there by taxi.

The bullet train departs at 10:00, and 19:21 every day, taking about 1 hour and costing CNY 178 for a second class seat.
Answered by Nirudh | Jul. 12, 2023 06:54

Need to get visa from lo wu so if i go from lo wu.. how to get there? Thanks
Answered by Molly | Jul. 12, 2023 18:12

You can take Metro Line (East Rail Line) to reach the Lo wu.
Asked by Lily from MALAYSIA | Aug. 12, 2019 23:07Reply
How to get to Yin Xi'an Resort in Changping, Dongguan specifically
to where the 3D Glass Bridge is located...I am from Shenzhen (Shekou)
Answers (1)
Answered by Mabel from AUSTRALIA | Aug. 13, 2019 18:46

Maybe you can take bus from Shekou Coach Station to Dongguan Station first. Then take bus line I3 to it with CNY7 and 2 hours.
Asked by Albert from GEORGIA | Aug. 12, 2019 02:20Reply
What is the best route to reach Yinxian Resort from Dongguan General Bus Station (in Wanjiang)?
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Answered by Jimmy from USA | Aug. 13, 2019 18:37

You can take bus line I3 to this place directly. It takes around 2 hours with CNY7.
Asked by Ann from PHILIPPINES | Jun. 29, 2019 00:19Reply
Would like to know how to get to Yinxian Resort from Guangzhou?
Answers (1)
Answered by Grant from USA | Jul. 01, 2019 00:53

You need to take trains to Dongguan firstly. Then take bus No.862 from East Administrative Center Station to Xinchangping Coach Station, finally walk south of 1.6km to your destination.
Asked by Mr.c from ENGLAND | Apr. 01, 2011 07:41Reply
still not fully completed. when fully operational I am sure it will be very nice
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Answered by donnah from CHINA | Jul. 04, 2011 06:41

Which is not completed? and what are these amusement items as per mentioned included in the fee? Would be great to hear from someone who was rrecently there as we are planning to go there this weekend. THANKS!
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